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Dr. Mahajan’s lab provides an immersive,  intensive training environment for students and fellows to discover the molecular mechanisms that cause blindness and develop therapies to prevent vision loss. Highly collaborative research teams are made up of scientists, surgeons, and engineers from around the world, interacting on a daily basis and using advanced scientific methods.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Young Joo Sun Ph.D.

Young Joo joined the Mahajan Lab in 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in systems biology from the Yonsei University, Republic of Korea, in 2013 and completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Iowa in 2019. Young Joo’s research interests are proteomics, structural biology, high-throughput screening, and protein-protein interaction engineering. He is currently working on structural biology of eye disease proteins.

Dylan Parsons Ph.D.

Dylan joined the Mahajan Lab in 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from SUNY Geneseo in 2014 and completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Rochester. Dylan’s research interests include complex molecular synthesis and structure guided design of biologically relevant targets. He is currently working on the development and optimization of inhibitors for targets associated with eye disease.